Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
----- Original Message -----
From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 16:15
Subject: FAQ: The IETF+Censored list
> The IETF+Censored mailing list
> At times, the IETF list is subject to debates that have little to
> with the purposes for which the IETF list was created. Some people
> would appreciate a "quieter" forum for the relevant debates that
> place, but the IETF's policy of openness has so far prevented the
> from imposing any censorship policy on the IETF@ietf.org list.
> To give people an alternative, there is a list called
> This list is a sublist (that is, it gets the same messages as) the
> open IETF discussion list. However, this list will not forward all
> messages; in particular, the filters have been set so that persons
> discussions that are, in the view of Harald Alvestrand, irrelevant
> the IETF list are not forwarded.
> Because this filter is automated, the criteria include:
> * Well known troublemakers
> * Well known crosspostings
> * Subjects that have led to recent non-conclusive exchanges
> * Some ways to say "unsubscribe"
> To join the list, send the word "subscribe" in the BODY of a
> message to firstname.lastname@example.org (the URL here is an
> 2368 mailto URL that does the Right Thing).
> For fun, there is a special list for the rejected messages:
> email@example.com - subscribe in the same
> by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
> By public request, the current set of filters are listed at
> Some statistics on postings, which may be useful in getting a
> perspective on the effects of the filter, are at
> posting-counts.html (started Oct 14, 1998).
> This page is http://www.alvestrand.no/ietf+censored.html, and is
> posted monthly in text form to email@example.com
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand < Harald@Alvestrand.no>
> 1. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?body=subscribe
> 3. http://www.alvestrand.no/cgi-bin/hta/ietf+censored-filters
> 4. http://www.alvestrand.no/posting-counts.html
> 5. mailto:email@example.com